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Philosophy of PseudoscienceReconsidering the Demarcation Problem$
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Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226051796

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.001.0001

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Science, Pseudoscience, and Science Falsely So-Called

Science, Pseudoscience, and Science Falsely So-Called

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Philosophy of Pseudoscience

Daniel P. Thurs

Ronald L. Numbers

University of Chicago Press

This chapter presents a historical analysis of pseudoscience, tracking down the coinage and currency of the term and explaining its shifting meaning in tandem with the emerging historical identity of science. The discussions cover the invention of pseudoscience; science and pseudoscience in the late nineteenth century; pseudoscience in the new century; and pseudoscience and its critics in the late twentieth century.

Keywords:   pseudoscience, historical identity, late nineteenth century

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